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Staff is really nice. These guys do a great job, with lots of history, geology, and local knowledge. Beautiful caverns, and you can choose the level of difficulty. Nice big gift shop with cool stuff. We were out of season so we went to Murphy's...More
Beware! The last mile of the road is narrow. I was driving a 31' C class motor home. I had to pass a car on the way out and was holding my breath!
Once down there is a large parking area and no problems turning...More
We chose this cave because it was advertised as the easiest to get around in, even as an octogenarian. We learned that it was used by the miners as a place to live during the "Gold Rush". There are many large rooms that met this...More
I have been working in caves for fun and as a professional national park naturalist and cave geologist... California Caverns is a gem. Located 32 miles from Angles camp 9 miles off 49 it is in the rural epicenter of the real mother lode.
My husband and I got a private tour of this cavern, since we were lucky enough to be the only people at the property at the time. The power within the cavern was off due to the Butte Fire occurred the month before we were...More
The visitor center is very nice, clean restrooms, friendly people to help you. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and always informing you of cautions because this is a natural formed cave so you do have to be careful. Restrictions, no backpacks, no purses, no...More
This was an excellent choice for first timers and for anyone who did not want to do a lot of steps. They do offer more extensive and difficult tours for those interested; however, reservations are needed for those.
In my opinion all caverns are beautiful...More
It was our first visit to a cavern. We only took the shortest (1-hour) trip. It was a little damp so we were glat that we wore good tracking shoes. The electricity was out due to a fire a few months ago so we were...More